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, and drunk driving threaten maryland's roadways. this holiday, police are out in force. >>> good evening, i'm gigi barnett. adam may has the night off. that is what people are talking about right now. the fourth of july holiday brings a big risk for drivers. a new state campaign could help decrease the number of fatalities this weekend. suzanne collins has more on how police are keeping the roads safe this weekend. suzanne? >> reporter: let's say they are out in force and especially en route to the ocean and western maryland, gigi. we understand they are not only focusing on drunk driving but also drugged driving. it's a bang up weekend for a party. there will be alcohol consumed and a massive number of cars on the road traveling. this combination means more crashes so police have set up special enforcement details. >> holiday weekends means more traffic on the road, more speeders trying to reduce the travel time, which by the way, doesn't work. also, a lot more drunk drivers on the road. >> reporter: there's also a new campaign to not only arrest drunk drivers but drugged drivers. the balt
with a lot of uncomfortable weather across maryland and much of the country. the steamy conditions made things difficult for public works crew trying to repair a water main break. not really a pleasant day to do just about anything outside. right now out there it's still very humid with an air quality alert in effect for the entire baltimore metro area. let's go to meteorologist bernadette woods. >> want to show that you the thunderstorms are off to the south, at least for now. we are going to open up this and show you there are a lot more thunderstorms out to the south but for the most part we don't have any in maryland now. the thing is, temperatures keep going up. 94 now, and you can see there are a lot of 90s around the entire state. when you factor in the dew points, it feels like 97 in baltimore, 98 in easton, 98 in elkton. so the heat is in place and it is going to continue. we'll have that forecast coming up. >> tonight 20 suspects are behind bars for the uganda terrorist bombing that injured an ellicott city teenager. her legs were shattered in the explosion. a johns hopkins wo
. >> reporter: maryland now joins the district of columbia in nearly doubling the rate at which they've been removing nitrogen. the measures will likely require costly upgrades to sewage treatment plans, and major curbs on fertilizer and manure run offs from farms. >> states need to develop plans on how they are going to achieve those reductions, and those are due by july 4th. >> reporter: according to experts, maryland is well on it way. >> every household in many maryland pays $2.50 monthly fee. if you are on a sewer system and that plan is used to crack down our plants. >> reporter: this is a plan by the state to comply. now other federal funds may be up withheld if these mandates are not met. >>> 60% of the new restrictions must be in place within the next seven years. >>> it just wouldn't be the 4th of july without a hot dog eating contest. and it's another championship year for chestnut. kobiashi was watching the contest from the crowd. but he later was arrested when he rushed the stage. those hot dog eating champions, food eating champions, what do you call them? >> okay, we're moving
as the killer is still at large. >>> a maryland woman who lost her son is gathering in baltimore county with 100 others and they're sending out a strong new message. here are the details. >> reporter: right back here, they're having a stop the violence ceremony and all of the people you're seeing, everyone inside the pavilion has been muched by violence ela victim. this is organized by the mother of one crime victim, the murder of austin, that happened in 2008 in the harford county area. his mother sparked into action and she's holding these stop the violence memorials every year. these people are here gathering to pray, to remember and to spread an important message. >> the violence has got to stop. we've come together to show that even though they're gone and they may have been gone many years now, they're not forgotten. they never will be. >> we have to keep it up. it won't stop accept for us trying to keep it in the for front. >> reporter: well, the ceremony has ended and the party music started and these guys are having a great time here for the rest of the evening. they plan to take the me
across maryland. >>> we have exclusive video, good evening, i'm adam may and we're following a developing story in a deadly police involved accident and first, the severe weather that caused damage and power outages across the state. take a look at the pictures sent in from a viewer. these are the anne arundel county fairgrounds. the witnesses said that the storms collapsed tents an medics are treating several for injuries. 're live with -- we're live and derek valcourt has more and first, we'll go to bernadette woods for the live doppler radar. >> the storms were quick movers and they had a lot of wind and you'll see mainly the wind damage. we'll show you the doppler radar. we have thunderstorms hanging on and this is what it looks like when it came through earlier. we have a tornado in effect and we have seen the wind damages from montgomery and aa county and baltimore and baltimore city. harford and bel air. numerous trees are down and power outages. we have a severe thunderstorm watch for the southern parts of the eastern shore until 8:00 tonight. most of the thunderstorms starting to
at one of maryland's army bases. residents living there say cancer and other health problems stem from the army's careless disposal of the herbicide. exposure to the herbicide has been link had to certain types of cancer and other diseases. >>> men who turned in i suspect in a security breach say they didn't act alone. a computer hacker turned in an officer and that he had some additional help, someone in the boston area. that person, according to the informant, helped them set up encryption software used to send classified information. >>> now to the gulf oil spill. a day after bp's ceo said it's time to scale back cleanup efforts, local officials strongly disagree. the beaches at alabama reopened this weekend for the first time in more than 80 days. incoming ceo bob dudley says there's not much oil on the water surface, but a louisiana parish resident says gobs of oil is still in their marshes, and he would like to take dudley skiing. >>> taking a live look outside right now, an overcast, but very comfortable saturday evening, so what's next? bernadette woods is live at an updated lo
the latest on the secret exchange. >> one of the high profile prisoners owns a home in maryland and his neighbors are watching and waiting to see if he'll come back to baltimore county. we're latest -- we're live with the latest. >> reporter: many are very familiar with the man's story and why he was sent to rush sham they think it's not so much of being a spy, but an american hero. >> reporter: he's back on u.s. soil after flying in friday night. he's one of four high profile prisoners held captive in russia. he was convicted of hiding information. cockeysville seems far removed from the drama, but it's where he called home since he left russia in 1997. >> i consider him to be an american hero. >> he believed in helping. >> reporter: he's suspected of identifying two notorious spies. >> who's activities on behalf of the russians, it cost american lives and i consider him to be a hero. >> reporter: it's part of the biggest spy swap. ten russian spies literally traded spaces. within 90 minutes, the planes took off. >> this is a win/win. i think that the united states did really, really w
williams has more on what you should look out for no matter where you live in maryland. >> reporter: as the numbers begin to sore, here at the observation park, anne arundel county officials are becoming more awareness. >> we have a friend that has lime disease now because he walks a lot in the woods. >> i check him five times every day. especially because i have a friend who has it. >> reporter: ticks can transmit lime disease, a potentially serious disease that can cause long term disability. >> it can cause symptoms in people including things like headaches, fevers, fatigue and arthritis or muscle aches and joint aches. >> reporter: while a common disease in maryland, officials have seen an increased influx. in all of last year there were 205 cases reported in anne arundel county. this year there's been 43. while that number may seem low, anne arundel officials say this should be no a reason -- from anne arundel county, tim williams, eyewitness news. >>> and we've got a lot of good information on our website on lime disease, just log on to wjz.com. >>> you can also get the update
off. i guess the big place to be cooling off in maryland is way west. >> into the mountains or in the water at the beach. even ocean city, it got up to 99 degrees today. >> that's unbelievable. >> that will cool you off. >> the sand is so hot, it hurts to get to the water. once you get there, that's the relief. this is what we have going on around the state. heat warning in the pink. we have heat advisories for the orange and an air quality alert for everyone. the air is very stifling outside today. temperaturewise, we've gotten to 100 degrees already today. that's a record and 82 is where we started out the day. that's the morning low. if you went out early, it was already hot outside. that's the record warm low temperature on the date also. and at this hour, we're come anything at 100 degrees in baltimore and the dew points are near 70 degrees all day long. that's muggy and that's tropical feeling air when you factor it in together. and 108 in ocean city. we have high pressure in control and it's really pumping up the heat. and keeping the thunderstorms away. and now, this
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